Silent Sunday: Six River Cygnets

a male swan with three of his cygnets on the river
a cob feeding in the river with three cygnets
pen sitting on her nest with two of her cygnets close by

It is lovely to see that six cygnets have hatched two days ago. The pen (mama swan) is still on the nest with three of her cygnets by her side (one out of view), whilst the cob (papa swan) is showing the other three where the best feeding places are.

We do not know how many eggs have not hatched yet and the parents are taking it in turns to sit on them and take their cygnets for a swim and feed.

Wishing you a blessed Sunday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

17 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: Six River Cygnets”

    1. Thank you kindly dear Cathy, we hope so too 💚🙏 Wishing you a wonderful evening and much love from our house to yours 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Anne, this is the earliest we have seen cygnets on the river and we hope your beautiful swans will have cygnets again this year too 💛🙏 xxx

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  1. Fascinating and adorable! Your nature images are sublime. Swans are rare in my area, so seeing these images is rather breath-taking for me. Thanks for sharing with us, Xenia! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike, it’s a pleasure to share! The female swan was born here on the river and it is lovely to see her and her partner raise a family for the third consecutive year in what was once her mother’s nest 💛

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